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Urge Incontinence

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When a person is able to hold their urine, it means that their urinary anatomy (the kidneys, bladder, and nervous system) are working in unison. Incontinence occurs when there is a disruption to this system thus making it difficult to hold urine. Urge incontinence is a very common form of incontinence in which a person feels a sudden, urgent need to urinate. The condition can arise as a result of bladder cancer, an infection in the bladder, bladder inflammation or ...

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Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

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An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an X-ray test that examines the kidneys, the urinary bladder and the ureters so that a radiologist can view and assess the urinary anatomy. During an IVP examination, a patient is injected with a dye called contrast material through an IV in the arm. X-ray pictures are then taken at varying intervals exposing the organs so that diseases of the urinary tract (such as tumors, kidney stones or an infection) can be determined. The procedure ...

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Ejaculation Retrograde

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For most men, reaching a climax during sexual intercourse and then releasing the ejaculation through the penis in the form of semen is one of the most normal functions of the male anatomic system. However, for some, although an erection can be achieved and a sexual climax reached, ejaculation with little or no semen may occur. This is known as retrograde ejaculation and it occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. Some refer ...

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Sperm Disorders

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When a man and a woman experience difficulty in becoming pregnant, many times, the woman will endure a myriad of tests in order to get to the root of the problem. However, in many cases, it is the man who is unable to produce the sperm necessary in order to achieve pregnancy. Sperm disorders are more common than one might think and include defects in either the quality or quantity of sperm produced, in addition to the quality of forward ...

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Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is the term used to describe a loss of bladder control. It might mean that a person leaks occasional urine, cannot control when they urinate, cannot make it to the restroom in time in order to urinate, or it could depict a host of other underlying health problems. The condition can be troublesome, stressful and sometimes, embarrassing for those who experience it. There are five types of urinary incontinence including stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, functional incontinence ...

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Mixed Incontinence

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People who suffer from mixed incontinence suffer from a combination of two common types of incontinence: stress incontinence which occurs when stress inside the abdomen is increased either by coughing, laughing, or straining; while urge incontinence is the feeling of a sudden and urgent need to urinate with an intense fear that you might not make it to the bathroom on time. So many people suffer from a form of incontinence that a pure number is not known. Many times, ...

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Prostatic Stent

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When a man experiences an obstruction in the prostrate or a lower urinary tract infection, a prostatic stent may be inserted to allow the flow of urine to take place. A prostatic stent is a device used to either permanently or temporarily open the male urethra and it can be inserted as a temporary or permanent device. If a temporary stent is inserted, it is usually to help control the urinary flow after procedures that might cause the prostrate to ...

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Renal Ultrasound

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A renal ultrasound, sometimes referred to as a Doppler ultrasound, is used in order to detect a mass, an obstruction or a stone located in the kidney. It can also be performed in order to determine the size of the kidney. During the procedure, a physican will pass a transducer across the kidneys (from over the skin) emitting sound waves like as sonar. The waves bounce off the kidney, transmitting a picture of the organ onto a TV video monitor ...

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Nephrotic

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Nephrotic syndrome is a disorder in which the kidneys become infected thus leaking high amounts of protein in the blood and urine. Intense swelling in the eyes, feet and hands are the most common symptom of this syndrome as well as having high cholesterol levels. Many times, the exact cause of nephrotic syndrome is unknown; however, the condition is usually linked to an infection or other disease associated with the kidneys. By limiting protein in the diet and implementing an ...

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Overactive Bladder

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An overactive bladder (also referred to as irritable bladder syndrome) is a stressful and annoying condition for anyone who has to endure the side effects associated with it. Stressful because for most, at any given moment, you will feel a sudden urge to have to urinate. Those with this condition will also find that they are excusing themselves to go to the restroom to urinate more frequently than others, sometimes, even leaking urine before arriving. People who have an overactive ...

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